The Easel

Yale Art Gallery Unravels Leonardo Da Vinci Mysteries

“Even genius needs to start somewhere”. Leonardo got his start, it seems, as an apprentice in a prominent Florence workshop. Decades-long research suggests that he contributed to at least eight of its surviving paintings. “We have assumed that a thing by him has to look like his late works, and that he therefore had no beginnings. That, of course, is totally implausible,”